This course examines various components involved in developing and implementing an effective social studies program for PK through Grade 12 students. Teacher candidates learn to apply evidence-based instructional and intervention strategies within the context of social studies content included in the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards and the Ohio Academic Learning Standards. Co-planning and co-teaching lessons within a unit plan is a required element of the field experience component of this course. Integration of instructional technology and techniques relevant to all learners will be emphasized. Students learn to select appropriate instructional methods and design activities to create an active learning environment that engages and supports a diverse learning population. Educator preparation knowledge and skills identified in the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards for Initial Early Childhood Professionals, and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Initial Educator Standards provide the foundation for course learning objectives. A 15-hour field experience is required.
Offered for 3 Semester hours.